Judy Regnier ~  1940 - 2017

In Memorium judy regnier

Devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Judy Regnier died at home peacefully on June 30, 2017, at the age of 77. Judy always put others before herself and exhibited compassion through her career as an R.N., hospice nurse and manager. She cared for those in need and she reached out to her many friends. She was a volunteer worker for causes she felt passionately about, such as her church, and organ and tissue donation.

Judith Ann Regnier (nee' Greeness) passed away gently, as she lived her life. Judy was a loving wife to Ken Regnier of Pioneer, CA.

She was born in Bloomington, Illinois on March 29, 1940 to Avonell Pitts Greeness and Monte David Greeness, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Ken Regnier of Pioneer, CA, brother David Greeness, of Issaquah, WA, her two sons, Christopher A. Marquardt of Bloomington, IL and C. Jeffrey Marquardt of Eustis, FL, grandchildren Steven Marquardt, Caryn Marquardt and Christopher Marquardt.

Judy was proud to be a pioneer — one of the first female computer programmers for State Farm Insurance at a time when few women were in the computer field. She was a registered nurse for over 30 years, specializing in Intensive Care, then later, Home Health and Hospice care, in both Florida and California. She was one of the first RNs to become a Certified Palliative Care Hospice Nurse.

During her work in ICU's in Florida, she was exposed to Hepatitis C. Over the years, this caused End Stage Liver Disease, and she received a Liver Transplant in 1998 at Stanford hospital. Her health returned, and she was active as a volunteer for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness.

Upon retirement from the San Francisco Bay Area, Judy and Ken built their new home in Pioneer, California. Judy continued her favorite pastime of watercolor paintings, and expanded her art business "In Full Color". With a natural talent for painting and drawing, she became an accomplished watercolor artist, flourishing in the beauty of God's creation around her. She exhibited her work at local art shows and the Sutter Creek Gallery.

In 2016 her high school in Bloomington awarded her the "Distinguished Alumni Award" for lifetime achievements.

She possessed a beautiful mind and heart and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Here are a few samples of Judy's work

rooster       blue daisies

poppies       landscape

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